So we wandered down and settled on Portofino for dinner.
Decor and Environment - pretty cool, bathrooms snazzy (despite inappropriate affordances on the door handle - will designers never learn?); nice and warm despite being a freezing evening and us sitting out on the deck.
Service - very European. :) Adequately attentive, but by no means worthy of note, positive or negative. Hmm, although now that I think of it, we never did receive water.
Food - very 'sitting in a touristy coastal area of Italy'. The food was very reminiscent of meals we had in Italy - so yes it was authentic, but equally, it was basic. It was good, hearty, trattoria style Italian food.
What we ate
- SG - seafood risotto - personally I think I do a better risotto. I avoided the risottos and most of the pastas as they all had cream in them.
- JG - white veal picante - I enjoyed this, (although the potatoes were burnt on one side), nice Capsicum and tomato sauce with black olives. Veges were lovely.
- SG - partook of my favourite beer - Nastro Azzuro - which, as always was divine.
- JG- a Pinot Grigio from the Roma region. A little thin, strong pear on the palette, taste developed with increased temperature and with food.
Overall - fairly indifferent - although the people-watching opportunities really are fabulous at the Viaduct. :) I'd go back, but I wouldn't make a point of going back.
And that brings me to tonight. Argh! Its 6:55 and I'm still at work. :( And I really want to let the cats out tonight, so its going to have to be a home meal, but its another one of the those moods I fear! Ah well. You'll see soon enough......